Weary England hope ‘open prison’ will get them out of jail against India | Ali Martin

A

Ali Martin

Guest
Old Trafford was the scene of three Test wins for the home side last summer and Joe Root’s side need another this week if they are to avoid a series defeat

Old Trafford was deemed to be the less comfortable of the two biosecure venues by England’s men last summer, with its city location and smaller perimeter a distant second to the leafy golf resort that is the Ageas Bowl. Some even called it an “open prison”.

But cricket-wise the old ground was also the scene of the three Test wins they managed to secure during that weird season – two against West Indies, one against Pakistan – and thus a source of encouragement as Joe Root’s now weary-looking side hope to beat India in Friday’s fifth Test and escape with a drawn series.

Continue reading...

Continue reading...
 

Similar threads

A
Replies
0
Views
9
Ali Martin at the Kia Oval
A
B
Replies
0
Views
7
BBC Sport - Cricket
B
J
Replies
0
Views
9
Jonathan Liew at the Kia Oval
J
S
Replies
0
Views
11
Simon Burnton at Kia Oval
S
Top